Bishop John McNamara, auxiliary of Washington, who died last week, aged 82, had ordained more than 2.000 to the priesthood in his 32 years as a bishop. He was buried in the same mausoleum as Mother Elizabeth Seton, U.S. Foundress of the Daughters of Charity, whose cause he had long been active in promoting,
Yet another Roman surprise for Dr. Fisher. He met an English Jesuit who claims to know as much about Anglican theology as many Anglican theologians. The priest he is being introduced to at a reception at the British Embassy is Fr. Joseph Gill, 54., of the English Province, the historian who has won world-wide reputation through his recently published work on the fifteenth century Council of Florence, when Rome and Orthodoxy made a pact of reunion.
Fr. Gilt lectures on Anglican theology at the Gregorian University, also on Oriental theology at the Oriental Institute. He is in touch with leaders of Orthodoxy everywhere, and distinguished himself as R.A.F. chaplain during the war. He figures prominently in the ecumenical movement.
Behind him is Dom John Err nard Orchard, 0.5.11., past headmaster of Ealing Abbey School. now Procurator in Rome for the English Benedictine Congregation. The host at the reception was Sir Ashley Clarke, our Ambassador (second on left).